Tag Archives: Egypt

Book Review: The Curse Of The Pharaohs

The Curse Of The Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2), by Elizabeth Peters I have to admit that I liked this book a lot more than I did the previous volume of the series, in which Amelia Peabody showed herself to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crocodile On The Sandbank

Crocodile On The Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1), by Elizabeth Peters I was recommended this series by a friend, and if I am going to read the more than 20 books that are a part of the series it is going … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graveyard Of The Hesperides

The Graveyard Of The Hesperides (A Flavia Albia Mystery #4), by Lindsey Davis This book continues the author’s winning streak of writing a compelling mystery series set in a dark world that is both historically researched and chillingly relevant.  Beyond … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Unity Of Christ

On The Unity Of Christ, by St. Cyril of Alexandria Being a reader deeply interested in the Monophysite controversy, which is a deeply obscure one even if it had momentous historical consequences for Christendom in the Middle East, sometimes means … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife

The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife, by Eric Hornung There are at least two kinds of people who might theoretically be interested in a book like this.  Some of us are at least familiar with the general outlines of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World: Part 1

Great Courses:  Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World:  Part 1, taught by Professor Glenn S. Holland It is a bit too early in the course of this sprawling and epic four-part course to determine what I think about the series … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

The Saying Of The Desert Fathers:  The Alphabetical Collection, translated and with a forward by Benedicta Ward A book like this is like coming to a ball of thread that serves as the base of a great many intriguing but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Nile

The Black Nile:  One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace And War On The World’s Longest River, by Dan Morrison In looking at this author’s work with Slate and his obvious leftist perspective, I am tempted as a reader to troll … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Napoleon’s Egypt

Napoleon’s Egypt:  Invading The Middle East, by Juan Cole, read by Grover Gardner I found this book greatly disappointing.  As someone interested in military history and more than a little bit fond of reading about the Middle East [1], I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Murder Of King Tut

The Murder Of King Tut:  The Plot To Kill The Child King–A Nonfiction Thriller, by James Patterson and Martin Dugard, read by Joe Barrett I must admit that I have not read many of the murder mysteries from the prolific … Continue reading

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